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apple powerbook 1.67 17"

Discussion in 'Recording' started by grandpiano, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. grandpiano

    grandpiano Guest

    I'm about to buy an apple powerbook 1.67, and wanted to know if I could record or playback 48 tracks with 2 gig of ram, an external hard drive 7200 or 10,000rpm of course, comfortably without the laptop crashing???
    I'm using Nuendo or Protools......
  2. axel

    axel Guest

  3. axel

    axel Guest

    with logic or DP yupp easy, pro tools i don't know (but probably yes), but nuendo hmm...
    all steinberg stuff is very, very bad on macs, in terms of CPU friendlyness.

    with logic gold under OS9 on a 466mhz G4 / 512mb ram (incl. velocity engine), i have managed years ago 48 tracks... with a good load of plugs...
    logic is very well optimised for mac CPUs
    i know some guys who use logic express on old 400mhz G4s it's still fine, if you don't run tons of CPU hog plugs...
    and a 7200rpm drive is totally ok for audio (i think 10.000rpm drives are a bit overkill) i personally have very good experiences with 7200rpm seagate baracuda drives... maxtors are very good as well.

    i would stay far away from steinberg if you run a mac!!!
    far far far away... 8)
  4. grandpiano

    grandpiano Guest

    thank you, that help's

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